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Michigan man to be arraigned on murder charge after shooting in Motor City Casino garage
DETROIT -- A Detroit man is awaiting formal charges of first-degree murder and felony firearm after he allegedly shot and killed another man Sunday morning in the parking garage of the Motor City Casino. According to Detroit Police, officers were called to the parking garage around 1:48 a.m., Sunday. An investigation determined that McCants and his girlfriend were involved in an argument in the garage when another man intervened. McCants and the other man then got into an argument and the other man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot McCants. Around 11:48 a.m., Sunday police arrested the suspect -- identified as White -- without incident in the area of Sheridan and Sylvester.mlive.com
25-year-old man killed inside parking garage of Motor City Casino
The shooting happened after the victim and his 25-year-old girlfriend were fighting at around 1:48 a.m. Sunday in the parking structure. DETROIT – A 25-year-old man was shot and killed inside the parking garage of Motor City Casino in the 2900 block of Grand River Avenue in Detroit on Sunday, police say. The shooting happened after the victim and his 25-year-old girlfriend were fighting at around 1:48 a.m. Sunday in the parking structure. That is when an unknown person intervened, started firing shots and killed the young man. Read more: Detroit hotel worker shot after intervening in fight between man and womanRead even more: Detroit crime news
Online gambling and sports betting goes live in Michigan
DETROIT – Starting at noon Friday, people in Michigan could legally place bets on sports teams or play casino games online. READ: ‘New era’ of gambling in Michigan begins -- Online sports betting goes live FridayIt’s been billed as a new dawn of online sports gambling, but really it is the COVID-recovery plan for the gambling industry. It all starts with downloading your favorite gambling app to your phone or smart device. At sign-up, they all require GPS tracking to make sure you’re betting from inside Michigan. The operators authorized to begin online offerings Jan. 22 are:ResourcesThe MGCB has published FAQs, patron dispute forms and a sports wagering catalog on its website, www.michigan.gov/mgcb.
‘New era’ of gambling in Michigan begins -- Online sports betting goes live Friday
DETROIT – Starting at noon, Friday, online sports betting was allowed for the first time in Michigan. The launch came about a year after sports betting became legal in Michigan, but until now, players had to place bets in person at casinos. It’s not just sports betting, but online gambling also has gone live. The MGM Casino is using Roar Digital, Motor City Casino is using FanDuel and Greektown Casino is using Penn Sports Interactive. The online apps require the user to verify their location within Michigan using the GPS in one’s phone or smart device.
Michigan movie theaters, casinos, bowling alleys to reopen Monday
MORE: Here’s everything that’s reopening under Michigan’s revised COVID-19 order“I think this is a glass half full situation,” said Emagine Entertainment’s Chairman and co-founder, Paul Glantz. After weeks of having to abruptly shut down, Emagine theaters -- along with other businesses -- will finally be able to reopen its doors. “Now we’re not allowed to offer our guests food and beverage items, so there will be no concession sales,” Glantz said. And until then his business will continue to follow and practice the procedures necessary to keep movie goers safe. When will Michigan restaurants be allowed to reopen after the most recent shutdown due to COVID-19?
Patrons eager to get inside as Detroit casinos reopen at 15% capacity
DETROIT After being shutdown since March, gamblers were able to place their bets again at Detroit casinos. READ: Detroit casinos to reopen today amid coronavirus pandemicCasinos were able to open Wednesday at 15% capacity, leaving many gamblers afraid they wouldnt be able to get in. Nearly 100 people waited overnight outside Motor City Casino to make sure they could play the odds. Casino patrons will have to go through a health screening before they can walk through the door. RELATED: What Motor City Casino in Detroit will look like when it reopens this weekMasks are strictly enforced.
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Dealers will be wearing face shields and everyone will be required to wear masks. WATCH Local 4 News at 114 Fast FactsBe InformedMichigans Secretary of State said her team is ready for Tuesdays primary election, but she admitted there will be some challenges. The Michigan Primary Election is a major test as residents look forward to the general election in November. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said her team is prepared for the challenges ahead. Tuesday is Michigan Primary Day, and more than 1 million people have already handed in their ballots.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres what to know Aug. 4, 2020
DETROIT Heres everything you should know about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Michigan as of Tuesday morning. Michigans case countThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan rose to 83,386 as of Monday, including 6,212 deaths, state officials report. Beyond MichiganAccording to Johns Hopkins University, more than 1.4 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 4.6 million cases reported across the country. READ: Michigan Secretary of State addresses concerns ahead of primary electionIn Michigan, there are roughly 7.7 million registered voters. Officials with the Michigan Secretary of State said residents should expected a delay in getting results -- possibly Wednesday or Thursday.
What Motor City Casino in Detroit will look like when it reopens this week
DETROIT The Motor City Casino in Detroit is set to reopen Wednesday, and when it does, it will look very different because of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There will be plexiglass dividers as casinos try to keep the environment as safe as possible. Detroits casinos are limited to 15% capacity when they reopen, which equates to about 1,600 people at a time for Motor City Casino. Were going to do everything to make sure that there is nobody in here who can transmit it, casino President Bruce Dall said. There wont be any eating inside the casino because you have to lower your mask, Dall said.
MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino, Motor City Casino and Caesars Windsor to close for at least two weeks
MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino and Greektown Casino will all close for at least two weeks due the coronavirus crisis beginning Monday. Motor City released this statement:Based on the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s order, MotorCity Casino will be closing to the general public tomorrow, March 16, 2020 at 12 noon. MGM Grand released this statement:In compliance with the Michigan Gaming Control Board's order, MGM Grand Detroit will temporarily suspend operations by 5:00pm, March 16. More: https://t.co/Aky1yT5K8R pic.twitter.com/ihszZMAluk — MGM Grand Detroit (@MGMGrandDetroit) March 16, 2020Governor Whitmer announced the temporary closure last Sunday night. Across the Detroit River, Caesar’s Windsor is closing Monday and rescheduling concerts planned there over the next few weeks.
Legal sports betting in Michigan to go live just in time for March Madness
The Michigan Gaming Control Board made the announcement Friday that sports fans will be able to bet on March Madness games when the legal betting goes live. MGM Grand in Detroit spent $7 million on a sports lounge and sports book. It will have seven walk-up windows and 15 kiosks. Greektown Casino sports book will be on the third level with kiosks, televisions, a bar and food. Motor City Casino didn’t respond to a comment request about what it has ready for sports betting, but it has met the requirements to begin onsite betting Wednesday.
Motor City Casino employee killed in Detroit driveway on way home from work, police say
DETROIT Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a Motor City Casino employee on his way home from work and left him dead in a driveway on Detroits west side. Roderick Webster, 44, of Detroit, was shot several times around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 10 in the 9100 block of Hartwell Street, according to authorities. Webster was found by concerned neighbors in the driveway of a home in the area, police said. The shooter was nowhere in sight when Webster was discovered, officials said. Webster was a Mackenzie High School graduate and worked at Motor City Casino due to his talents in culinary art, officials said.